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Bioelectric Impedance Device Used to Detect Myodegeneration


Degenerative changes in pectoral muscle ranging from white striping to woody breast are a major deviation of quality in breasts and fillets.  Dr. Amit Morey, Assistant Professor of Poultry Science at Auburn University has adapted a bio-electrical impedance device used in the fish industry to detect muscle abnormalities on the line.  Since “woody breast” is not regarded as a health-related issue, FSIS is not responsible for detection and condemnation.  Plants are now deploying a device based on the research of Dr. Morey using equipment manufactured by Certified Quality Foods of Clinton Township, Michigan.

Rapid detection on line facilitates removal of affected birds with conservation of the reminder of the carcass.

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